The Best Kite Spots in Kalpitiya


Our Selection of The Best Kite Spots in Kalpitiya

We are truly blessed with a variety of opportunities for creating tailor-made or standard Kite trips, thanks to a large selection of Lagoon kite spots with a variety of conditions, ocean Wave Riding and Downwinders. As pioneers in Kalpitiya and surrounding areas, we have a thorough knowledge of all the best kite spots in Kalpitiya and we can take you there!

We organise the following kite trips in a flexible way, you are free to charter our boats, including The Scallywag for your special kitetrips!


The Rascals Kite Resort Doorstep Spot

When we decided to build our new Resort, 2.0, we selected this stunning location as it is also a prime spot for kitesurfing. The wind is consistent and enjoys a very peculiar Venturi effect where the wind get sucked through the channel where we are located and adds stability and strength to it.

The flatness of the water is AMAZING. Of course the other advantage is that you can kite right in front of our premises. This spot is suitable for riders who can go upwind and have decent kiting skills, as we don’t provide rescue boats or instruction here. The Rascals Kite School is in a different location and serves these purposes.

We suggest to use this lovely kitespot on our doorstep in cases when you are maybe lazy or tired to go anywhere (because you over kited the previous days?) and you might be happy to just kite for a sundowner or for a shorter period, maybe in order to remain more in contact with your non-kiting partner or family members who stay back at the Resort! (ideal for mothers/fathers with small children who want to sneak in a session or two!).

Right off the Rascals Resort is one of the Best Kite Spots in Kalpitiya

This is our home spot, best kite spot right off the resort


Kalpitiya Lagoon, Rascals Kiteschool

This is where it all hangs out! Right in the middle of the sandbank, we have our Rascals Kiteschool, flat water, Beach Hut with amenities (hammocks, drinks, music, assistants, instructors, rescue boat and guaranteed FUN)! The kitespot is suitable for all kinds of riders, even foilers, and it is world famous now. Free transport is organized for all Rascals Guest.

A nice specimen of kitesurfing rascals!


Vella island

The very best flat water Lagoon section in Sri Lanka, located in Portugal Bay. This sandbank works from May to September included and is the favourite pick for expert and intermediate riders. Upwind riding skills are mandatory to kite here as it blows off-shore to the kite spot, that’s why it’s a super flat location!

There are different ways to reach the spot (straight from The Rascals Kite Resort Jetty):

  • Direct line to the spot. Get into the boat at The Rascals Kite Resort Jetty and travel to Vella Island.
  • Downwinders to the spot of various lengths: you can rig in front of the Rascals Spot and kite for 25 km (!!!), with the boat following you for safety.
  • You can leave the Rascals Kite Resort Jetty by boat, rig at the First Island and downwind from there for 12 km up to Vella Island. These options are all available from here thanks to our strategic location (see map).


Donkey Point

Nice beginner waves often grace this point. Sometimes it gets a bit bigger, but it is always safe as the wind is side side-on. We organise trips to this kitespot quite often as wave riding is very popular with our guests.

We reach the location with our Beach Truck, loaded with equipment and play around in the surf. The downwind section finishes (around 7 km) directly at The Rascals Kiteschool on the Kalpitiya Lagoon where you can either enjoy the beach break there as well or rest at the Beach Hut! This Kitetrip is for EXPERTS ONLY.

Details Donkey Point Trip (departure from camp after lunch, approx. at 14.00 hrs):

  • Shuttle by Rascals Truck and launching.
  • Experienced rider accompanies group from start to finish.
  • Pre launch briefing for security, assistance, route and destination.
  • Surf waves!

Dutch Bay Point

Downwinder. Departure from camp after lunch, approx. at 14.00 hrs.

The Dutch Bay Point is a fantastic kitespot during the Winter Season, i.e. from December to April, which is close by to The Rascals Kite Resort. It is very similar to Vella Island, but not as far (15 min on “The Scallywag”, 30 on other boats). Super flat and uncrowded.

In the Summer Season, I.e from May to September included, it is the perfect destination for a nice and easy flat water downwinder. This is suitable for riders who can at least go upwind!

  • Rig up at The Rascals Kite Resort doorstep Kitespot
  • The boat will follow you for safety
  • Experienced rider accompanies group from start to finish.
  • Pre launch briefing for security, assitance, route and destination.
  • Stop over at sand bank for a rest
  • Enjoy the Dutch Bay Lagoon, wildlife, birds, freedom of freeriding!

Magic Island

Downwinder and Flat water destination, day trip.

A 17 km downwinder, through Dutch Bay Lagoon and into The Portugal Bay Lagoon, ending up at the Magic Island! The flat water destination is AWESOME in the Summer Season only, as it blows from South South West, giving us the perfect flat water conditions for expert riders! (Upwind riding skills are mandatory to kite here as it blows off-shore to the kite spot, that’s why it’s a super flat location!).

There are different ways to reach the spot (straight from The Rascals Kite Resort Jetty):

  • Direct line to the spot. Get into the boat at The Rascals Kite Resort Jetty and travel to Vella Island.
  • Downwinders to the spot of various lenghts: you can rig in front of the Rascals Spot and kite for 17 km(!!!), with the boat following you for safety

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The Chuck Norris Downwinder

This Kitetrip is for EXPERTS ONLY.

This incredible wave riding downwinder is meant to exhaust you for a lifetime! One of Mondy’s favourites, if not THE favourite, this massive downwinder starts around 30 km away and is ALL in the Ocean. You will be able to surf waves, ranging from 1 to 3.5 metres, all along the coast. There are a number of reef breaks and shore breaks all along the way and we know them all like the back of our hands. Make sure you bring your directional board to shred some waves with us!

We reach the location with our Beach Truck, loaded with equipment and play around in the surf. The downwind section finishes (around 30 km) directly at The Rascals Kiteschool on the Kalpitiya Lagoon where you can either enjoy the beach break there as well or rest at the Beach Hut!

Details of Chuck Norris Trip (departure from camp after breakfast, approx. at 9.30 hrs, late lunch at Rascals Kiteschool):

  • Shuttle by Rascals Truck and launching.
  • Experienced rider accompanies group from start to finish.
  • Pre launch briefing for security, assitance, route and destination.
  • Surf waves!

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